Wendy Mitchell, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC


Medical School

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


University of California at San Francisco: Pediatrics Internship


University of California at San Francisco: Pediatric Residency; University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill: Pediatric Neurology Resident


Mount Zion Medical Center/San Francisco: Behavioral Pediatrics; University of NC Chapel Hill, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program



Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics; Neurology/Child Neurology: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology



A Founder Mutation in VPS11 Causes an Autosomal Recessive Leukoencephalopathy Linked to Autophagic Defects. Zhang J, Lachance V, Schaffner A, Li X, Fedick A, Kaye LE, Liao J, Rosenfeld J, Yachelevich N, Chu ML, Mitchell WG, Boles RG, Moran E, Tokita M, Gorman E, Bagley K, Zhang W, Xia F, Leduc M, Yang Y, Eng C, Wong LJ, Schiffmann R, Diaz GA, Kornreich R, Thummel R, Wasserstein M, Yue Z, Edelmann L. PLoS Genet. 2016 Apr 27;12(4):e1005848. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005848. eCollection 2016 Apr.

Stimulant Medications and Cognition, Behavior and Quality of Life in Children and Youth with HIV. Sirois PA, Aaron L, Montepiedra G, Pearson DA, Kapetanovic S, Williams PL, Garvie PA, Nozyce ML, Malee K, Nichols SL, Kammerer BL, Mitchell WG, Mintz M, Oleske JM; IMPAACTPACTG 219C Team. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Jan;35(1):e12-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000947.

Treatment of pediatric chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: Challenges, controversies and questions. Desai J, Ramos-Platt L, Mitchell WG. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Jul-Sep;18(3):327-30. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.160065.

Clobazam is equally safe and efficacious for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome across different age groups: Post hoc analyses of short- and long-term clinical trial results. Ng YT, Conry J, Mitchell WG, Buchhalter J, Isojarvi J, Lee D, Drummond R, Chung S. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 May;46:221-6. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.01.037. Epub 2015 May 1.

How should children with West syndrome be efficiently and accurately investigated? Results from the National Infantile Spasms Consortium. Wirrell EC, Shellhaas RA, Joshi C, Keator C, Kumar S, Mitchell WG; Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium. Epilepsia. 2015 Apr;56(4):617-25. doi: 10.1111/epi.12951. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

Early viral suppression improves neurocognitive outcomes in HIV-infected children. Crowell CS, Huo Y, Tassiopoulos K, Malee KM, Yogev R, Hazra R, Rutstein RM, Nichols SL, Smith RA, Williams PL, Oleske J, Muller WJ; PACTG 219C Study Team and the Pediatric HIVAIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). AIDS. 2015 Jan 28;29(3):295-304. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000528.

Squamous-cell carcinoma in situ. Rothman LR, Mir A, Meehan SA, Mitchell WL. Dermatol Online J. 2015 Dec 16;21(12). pii: 13030/qt97r0m5gd. 

Effect of Increased Immunosuppression on Developmental Outcome of Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS). Mitchell WG, Wooten AA, O'Neil SH, Rodriguez JG, Cruz RE, Wittern R. J Child Neurol. 2015 Jul;30(8):976-82. doi: 10.1177/0883073814549581. Epub 2014 Oct 23.


Research Summary

Clinical Research in Child Neurology